Friday, June 24, 2016

Natures Hidden Teachers - The Personalities Of Trees

Ravīndra-svarūpa: The plants have more consciousness, manifest consciousness, than aquatics?
Prabhupāda: Huh?
Ravīndra-svarūpa: That plants and grass, they are more conscious than aquatics.
Prabhupāda: Yes. That is also mentioned in the Bhāgavata, about different animals, how they are conscious, developed.
Svarūpa Dāmodara: In the Bhāgavata, in the later chapters, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Not up to the present Fourth Canto that...
Prabhupāda: Fourth Canto there is, how one animal is more conscious than the other.
Ravīndra-svarūpa: Yes.
Devotee: Prabhupāda, did you say that trees have the ability to see and hear in the Bhāgavatam?
Prabhupāda: Yes.

Birch / Björk (Betula)
  If the Oak is king of the forest then the Birch is certainly Queen, especially here in Sweden. With her beautiful silver bark and flowing branches the Birch is obviously feminine in character.
She is amongst the first of trees to colonise new ground and she can withstand many extremes of temperature showing us the resilience and primary importance of the feminine aspect. As the ice-caps left northern Europe and Scandinavia at the end of the last ice-age Birch was quick to take root.
She moves us with her grace and beauty and helps us to glimpse the world of emotion that is ever present just under the surface of our perception of reality. Birches power time is in the early Spring when the first strings of life emerge after the cold dark winter. She carries us into summer where she matures into the fullest expression scattering thousands of tiny seeds on the winds. Birches sap rises early in Spring, surging in response to the returning sun.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Duality needs a trinity to unite eternaly

our 2 problems in life
diversity without unity.  Hers and his blind competition to dominate over this and that.
All from divorce to ugly war
unity without diversity is the black field behind the eyelids of the indifferent salvationists
 desiring private peace
in caves they try to hide themselfes from birth, death old age and disease

unity presupposes a diversity that has been unified
diversity presupposes a unity that has been divided

The heart of unity is diversity
and vise versa
Wise are those individuals
whose hearts are one with our source persona

Unwise are those averse to our center source
thrown away from the fountain emanation
by some magical centrifugal force

the further away we deviate from the center
the further away we shall be separated from each other

subjective duality without loves shelter
is the many in the circumference that lost memory of the one center
here is the world of the upside-down life story
we are born and grow only to die
where all drama has a certain finale tragedy

Searching to resolve conflicting duality, we pray and contemplate simple divine mathematics 

Duality needs a trinity to unite eternaly

Uni is 1 and div is 2
1+2 = 3
equation 3 is pure love that needs both 1 and 2 to truly come to be
This love story never ends and brings to all delight!
before the beginning, before time! love before the first sight!
we are all children of their love
Deep bluish black and golden bright

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Krishna gestures towards the forest and speak to his friends:
"Have a look at these great blessed trees, who live only for the welfare of others, themselves facing the severity of stormy winds, heavy showers, heat and snow, all the while protecting us from them. The birth of trees is the most blessed in the world, as they contribute unreservedly to the well-being of all creatures. Just as no needy person ever returns disappointed from the house of a benevolent individual, similarly do these trees do for those who approach them for shelter. All of their many parts - leaves, flowers, fruits, shadow, roots, bark, wood and fragrance, are useful to others… A tree does not withdraw its cooling shade even from the one who has come to cut it.”(Bhagavata Purana 10.22.32 - 35)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Natures Hidden Teachers - The Personalities Of Trees

   “One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly”. (Sri Siksastakam; Text 3).

Oak / Ek (Quercus)

     According to wikipedia there are over 600 species of Oak worldwide. Here we are focusing particularly on the white oak (Quercus Alba) of northern europe. This Oak is majestic and stands tall in the fields and forests. The oldest oaks in europe are estimated to be 2000 years old and can grow to massive girths, much like the tree pictured above. The Oak is old and wise.
The very epitome of selfless love, the Oak tree can host a whole microcosm of beings. In Britain more than 250+ species of insect have been found living on one Oak tree, not to mention the countless fungus and microbes that live life around the great root system. That’s an impressive collection of beings living their lives connected to the Oak Tree. Imagine trying to support 200 children on a daily basis! Even if the majority of insects gnaw, chew and bore into its trunk the king of trees still provides shelter for all these creatures without complaint. It is said the parent can find joy in the mischievous actions of the children.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Word peace formula:

  1. Do not take yourself too seriously.
  2. Do not think that your interests have more value than the needs of others.
  3. Realize that Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone’s need.
  4. Realize that the one source who has generated your and other’s existence is favourably disposed towards all of us.
  5. Realize that if we can find a common comprehension ground in regards to the originator of our existence and we are willing to manifest an atitude of gratefulness, then it should be possible to mediate and find an appropriate solution to the situations that we face.
  6. As long as you put yourself at the center and see someone who is interfering with your interests as an opponent, you will feel that you should fight, and then, peace will be out of sight.
  7. If you are willing to place other’s interest in a common center, even though those needs are representing a different need than yours, you will be able to harmonize with love and tolerance between the participants.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Natures Hidden Teachers

The Personalities Of Trees. 

     We all know the story. In this modern age we are faced with increasing problems caused by our rapid consumption of the planet's resources and our disconnected and impersonal relationship to this place we call home.
      You don’t need to go far to see the immediate effects of this; discarded plastics, city smogs, noise and light pollution and this is just our immediate environment. What to mention of the bigger problems that maybe don’t affect us directly; deforestation, fracking, war and poverty on an ever increasing scale. But these things do affect us, sooner or later the emerging crisis on this Earth will touch each and everyone of us.
   More and more people are turning towards the different spiritual and ancestral cultures, the mystic traditions of the world, to rediscover ways of living which are more holistic and friendly in  approach to Mother Nature than the current paradigm currently allows.
    More and more people are trying to find where we lost the thread of our sanity in relation to each other and the Earth.
    One of the models for sustainable and holistic living that has been held up in recent years is the image of the tree. Completely in tune with its environment the humble tree never moves very far from the spot it takes root. It never takes more than it needs and  it gives back to the very environment in which it lives. Rather than degrading its surroundings it improves and even beautifies it.

Friday, June 3, 2016